Norwegian named as new UN envoy to Afghanistan

U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon named Norwegian diplomat Kai Eide on Thursday as his new envoy for Afghanistan.

Norwegian named as new UN envoy to Afghanistan
Eide, a former Norwegian ambassador to NATO, replaces Tom Koenigs of Germany.

In a letter obtained by Reuters, Ban notified the Security Council of his intention to appoint Eide. The appointment is formally subject to the council's approval but in practice takes effect if there are no objections.

Eide, who at one time worked as a U.N. envoy in the Balkans, will coordinate humanitarian work with the NATO-led military campaign in Afghanistan.


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Last Mod: 07 Mart 2008, 16:17
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